Introducing Friedrichshafen, Germany

friedrichshafenThis morning, I departed on a trip organised by Monarch Airlines and Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen to commemorate Monarch’s inaugural flight to Friedrichshafen in Germany. The routes are supported by number one British female skier, Chemmy Alcott, the brand ambassador for Monarchs new ski routes for winter 2012/13.

Monarch will be flying to Friedrichshafen six times per week, starting from the 14th December 2012 from Manchester and London Gatwick. From Friedrichshafen Airport, there are excellent transfer times to the major ski resorts of Austria and Switzerland amongst others. The new terminal building has 14 check-in desks, as well as a new non-aviation area with bars, shops and a duty-free-shop.

I’m really excited to be a part of the initial flight to this part of Germany. It’s a new part of Germany to me and that alone is intriguing enough for me to want to hop on the first flight to learn more. Friedrichshafen is described as an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, so with the weather being a little on the chilly side, I’m wrapping up warm to tackle the day ahead.

As a member of the team, I’ll be participating in a treasure hunt from the Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen, competing against the other teams, following clues to solve the puzzle as we move from one check point to the other on the most direct route possible. We’re playing for the prize of return flights for two on Monarch’s scheduled network, which includes a number of ski routes.

Here are a few facts about Friedrichshafen:

  • Friedrichshafen is a university city in South Germany
  • The city is located on the northern side of Lake Constance in Germany near Litchenstein, Switzerland and Austria
  • Bodensee Airport, Friedrichshafen is the third biggest airport of the German Bundesland Baden-Württemberg.
  • In 2011, the Airport served 571,709 passengers.

I can’t wait to share more about the trip with you upon my return. Be sure to follow myself and other participants through the day on Twitter, via hashtag: #TreasureFDH.

Have you visited Friedrichshafen in Germany?

Many thanks to Monarch Airlines and Bodensee Friedrichshafen Airport for arrangement of this trip. As always, all opinions and images are those of the Ad-lib Traveller.

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